Describing the Mera Peak climbing with lush green forests, undisturbed calm paths, impressive landscapes, crystal clear rivers, clear view of hills, and friendly people with warm hospitality is never enough. This package offers you with a literal “short of words” experience.
Being a part of the country with widest altitude ranges, Mera peak has indisputably been the most trending destination for adventure enthusiasts, taking into account the increased achievability compared to other 6000 m peaks with the most rewarding view along with having comparatively more affordable permits than that of the higher peaks.
A 17 days long trek and climb with a sole purpose to explore the part of the nature you have never seen before, to get lost amidst the giant mountains, to spend cold nights below the heart-warming view of the stars on a clear night at an altitude where you feel like you are reaching for the stars, to experience the wilderness and to explore the madness that comes from within as you get into the magical aura must be able to make its way to being one of your best lifetime experiences.
Every year, people from all around the world enter Nepal with the motive to climb the noble Mera Peak for the best view that it offers. Considered as an opportunity to view some of the world leading mountains, simply stating, the view from Mera Peak is the best of its kind. The top provides the climbers with an iconic view of the famous Tibetan plateau, glaciers, hills and above all, the incredible Himalayas. Offering you with a 360 degree panoramic view of the exceptional Himalayan vistas including 5 of the 6 highest peaks in the world, the experience is truly magical.
With a clear magnificent view of the mighty Mount Everest (8,848 m) to the north and Mount Lhotse (8,516 m) to the south; the east side presents Mount Chamlang (7,319 m), Mount Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), Mount Makalu (8,481 m) and Mount Baruntse (7,129 m) and the west side presents Mount Cho Oyu (8201 m), Mount Ama Dablam (6,812 m) and Mount Kantega (6,782 m).
Having presented the facts, Mera Peak is considered as the best alternative for Everest Base Camp for travelers who want to avoid crowdedness without settling for a less rewarding view. Popularly known as one of the best viewpoints in the country, a feeling of heavenly pleasure is something that a lot of climbers claim to have with a single visit to the top.
Why is Mera Peak considered as the best place for scenery observation?
Mera peak has been popular among climbers since ages and has been rated by most as one of the best viewpoints in the country. The taglines that have been popular about the peak still do not give justice to this surreal experience. Below mentioned are the views that one can catch sight of from the top:
- Mount Everest:
The one and only, the giant Mount Everest (8,848 m) is the highest peak in the world, which can be spotted to the north of Mera Peak. Respecting the fact that not everyone gets to catch a glimpse of this beauty, a single glimpse of the top of the world is an achievement in itself.
Mera peak has been attracting a lot of adventurers wanting to sight the top of the world with their naked eye. While Everest Base Camp trek is unquestionably more crowded than Mera Peak climbing, visitors who are aware of Mera Peak choose it with the motive to witness the heavenly feeling that comes from within when you realize that you are standing just in front of the unrivalled Everest.
- Mount Kanchenjunga:
Rising at an altitude of 8,586 m; Mount Kanchenjunga is the thirst highest mountain in the world and is located in the eastern region of Nepal, which can be spotted to the east of Mera Peak. The name has come from the five peaks that the mountain consists of, thus popularly translated as “The Five Treasures of Snow”.
Popular with its name and snow sparkling on the top of the peak making the peak more “diamond-coated”, Mount Kanchenjunga has been considered as a religious place due to its inconceivable beauty and its size. Stating the facts, Mount Kanchenjunga was considered as the highest peak back until 1852. So, it is indeed obvious for visitors wanting to desire to have a sight of the mystic mountain.
- Mount Lhotse:
Being the fourth highest peak in the world and known for its proximity with Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse stands at an altitude of 8,516 m and consists of three summits. It is a part of the Everest mastiff and is located towards the south of the mighty Mount Everest; thus the name “the south peak” translated to Mount Lhotse.
Since Mount Lhotse has been known internationally as one of the most difficult peaks to climb due to its steep path, the fact that most of us cannot achieve this unattainable climb cannot be neglected. Thus a breathtaking view of the mountain lying south to Mera Peak, which is comparatively more unattainable than the Mount Everest, is a plus point of the view that one can enjoy.
- Mount Makalu:
With an altitude of 8,485 m; Mount Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world. Mount Makalu is located in the Khumbu region of Nepal and can be spotted to the east of Mera Peak.
Possessing a specialty of having a remarkably exclusive pyramid like four sided structure, the structure and size of Mount Makalu alone are enough to leave its viewers awestruck. Having presented the unique structure, Mount Makalu is a total feast for the eyes.
- Mount Cho Oyu:
Mount Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8,188 m. It is located in the Khumbu region of Nepal and can be spotted to the west of Mera Peak.
Filled with snow, mount Cho Oyu is quite eye catching even from a good distance due to its shining snowy sculpture. This glorious beauty has been successful enough to satisfy its climbers and its viewers. Thus, a glance of the sixth highest mountain in the world is indeed a valuable one.
- Tibetan Plateau:
Holding a great cultural and geological value in itself, the Tibetan Plateau is known for numerous other names including “the roof of the world” and has an average elevation of more than 4,500 m. The Tibetan Plateau shockingly covers a huge area of about 965,000 square miles.
Surrounded by some of the world’s leading mountains and holding a strong spiritual importance, the view of Tibetan Plateau is undoubtedly an alluring one.
- Glaciers and Hilly Region:
Passing through the Hinki Nup and Shar glaciers on our journey to the top, we can spot numerous glaciers. With a clear weather supporting you during the best season, i.e. spring and autumn, you can have a mesmerizing view of the hilly region for as far as your eyes can reach.
Best View from the Top!
Our journey to reach the top of Mera Peak is a culturally charming one, with an opportunity to explore the flora and fauna in the region. The surrounding, the people you meet, and the Nepalese lifestyle and culture sums up to a uniquely worthwhile experience.
It is true that everything on our way to the top contributes to making our experience worthwhile but, when it comes to the view, making your way up to the top of the peak is a must for the best view. An eagle’s eye view of the majestic Himalayan ranges, giving you a relaxed feeling of achievement, has been a very strong motive for climbers over the years. The view undoubtedly gives justice to all of the time, efforts and dedication you put into this climb. After all, why invest everything on a climb if you do not have a rewarding view?
Therefore, we are here to facilitate you to reach the top in order to make every effort of yours fruitful.
Things to Consider for Mera Peak Climbing:
Mera Peak climbing is definitely not a piece of cake but with correct guidance and preparation, it is surely an achievable one.
- Physical Fitness:
Mera Peak is considered to be a less-technical peak which means that climbers with no past mountaineering experience can also go for it.
But respecting the altitude, Mera Peak is definitely a physically strenuous one to climb. Climbers are expected to have a good level of fitness in order to get to the top. Good stamina along with good habits such as walking long hours can be a major plus point. So, sound health is a must.
- Good Climbing Gears:
Climbing is indeed more difficult if you don’t have the correct gears needed. Pre research on the essentials for the climb is a wise move from the climbers’ side; accepting the fact that good gear is not only helpful for comfort and safety, but also ensures a relatively more convenient climb.
Truthfully stating, there are a lot of difficulties that a climber is subjected to during the journey like altitude sickness, physical fatigue, etc; and you surely would not want to increase the level of difficulty by not choosing the correct gear. So, a serious research for good climbing gears is a crucial part of your tour preparation.
- Select Experienced Guide and Porter:
The fact that Mera Peak is a less technical one and is comparatively more achievable than other 6000 m peaks might encourage some climbers to go for it without professional guide. But experienced professional guide is a must in order to have a successful safe climb. An experienced professional guide with an ability to speak English is something that you need to make sure of before assigning them through your chosen travel company.
Porters are basically the saviors of the entire trek and climb who carry your essentials. One porter shall be assigned to carry bags of two climbers.
- Select Good Local Travel Company:
Unquestionably, there are abundant travel companies out there to facilitate you with your entire tour. But choosing the best one is the key.
Something that you need to consider before choosing a travel company is their climb success rate and experience. While some travel companies lack experience in this field, many are found failing to fulfill their promises. So, experience and success rate speaks a lot in this field.
- Be Respectful and Kind:
Kindness and respect is something that one can give out for free. Being kind and respectful towards the staff members, including the guides who share their skills and work hard for your safety and the porters who are responsible for all of our essentials, is a very ethical behavior expected from every climber.
After all, if your kind and respectful gesture can give justice to the staffs for the efforts they put into their work, then why not?
Best Time for the View:
In order to avoid extra difficulty and to get the best view possible, one needs to pick the best time for the climb. The most favorable time for Mera Peak climbing is spring and autumn.
Best time of the year refers to a comparatively more stable weather. Stable weather not only makes the climb easier, but also supports a clear view.
Extending from March to May, spring is one of the best seasons for Mera Peak climbing. Dry weather with crystal clear visibility, clear skies, blooming flowers, lush green forests and colorful trails are something that you can expect from your climb during spring season.
Extending from September to November, autumn is another best season for Mera Peak climbing. Fresh air with an average day temperature of about 12 degree Celsius, glorious rivers and waterfalls attract a lot of climbers during autumn season.
Extra tip for a great experience:
Making your way through the challenges on every step, staying dedicated to reach the top with the best view of the indescribably magnificent Himalayas, aiming to sense the heavenly pleasure that the nature has to offer and not carrying a good camera and binoculars to enjoy the view and save the moment for lifetime?
Your own binocular allows you to take your own time and enjoy the view calmingly. A good camera is an essential because all you bring back from the entire tour is a bag full of memories and thousands of pictures, which will stay with you for your lifetime. Therefore, we highly recommend you to carry a good camera and a binocular.
We, Family Adventures, have been providing unexcelled service through ages, with an impressively high success rate. We believe that each of our climbers can achieve heights by summing up your dedication, enthusiasm and efforts to reach the top with our planning, efforts and services. Aiming to facilitate you during your adventurous time, contributing to an increased level of thrill and working hard for your safety, we have been operating since years in this field with our professional workforce.